Large, satiny flowers with their signature black base in shades of white, pink, salmon and scarlet. May – June. Compact variety at 23 – 27″ tall. Full sun; well-drained, organically rich soil. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds. Summer dormant – best planted in combination with later blooming perennials: asters, chelone, echinacea, heliopsis, panicum, rudbeckia. Zone 3.